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Address: 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4 , Canada
Phone Number: 16139901985
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Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts...

Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada) holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos.

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We were in town and had to go see this gallery. They had on a Monet and Pratt shows as well as there collection. The Neman "voice of fire" made my life! It is one of the most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in town and had to go see this gallery. They had on a Monet and Pratt shows as well as there collection. The Neman "voice of fire" made my life! It is one of the most beautiful things I have seen, add a Mondrian and a Klimt and I was in art heaven. Although I would like to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful, world class collection of old, new and a special Monet exhibit,, Great gift shop and nice cafeteria

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the must-see sites while visiting Ottawa. The collections of European, Canadian and Inuit/Eskimo art is magnificent and the location and building is stunning.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toured this national museum in October of this year with a friend and I found it very dull. Several exhibits were closed and they between major displays so that section was also closed. Much of the art is meh. Having said that, the group of seven items are great! It's also a super clean musuem and generally very quiet. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spend +/- 3hours admiring the works of art in this beautiful building. We were surprised to notice that apart from the Canadian art which one would expect in a National Gallery of Canada, there also was a large collection of high quality International art. Flemish primitives, Italian Rennaissance painters, German paintings, 19th century French and Belgian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most outstanding museum in Canada. When we visited, there was a Colville exhibit. We are hoping to revisit and view the current Monet and Mary Pratt exhibits. The outside architecture is wonderful. In Ottawa, this is an go-to site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If your in Ottawa and playing tourist. Then you have to check out the gallery. If its a rainy day, then even better! There are so many things to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see Mary Pratt paintings and saw a whole lot more! There is something there for everyone's taste in art. The gallery is beautiful and the selection of artists and their art is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good variety of exhibits. We were tired by the time we left. I suggest you decide what exhibits you want to see most and catch them first in case you tire. Good options for lunch in teh cafeteria.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the most incredible Afternoon Tea - and enjoyed the beautiful view of the Parliament - I would recommend this for special occasions - although, there were many people eating for business lunches as well.

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